Political Science

Jennifer Hochschild

Jennifer L. Hochschild studies the intersection of American politics and political philosophy, particularly in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration. She also studies educational and social welfare policy, comparative immigrant incorporation, issues in public opinion and political culture, and the politics of genomics. Dr.

Lawrence Jacobs

Lawrence R. Jacobs is a professor and Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1990. His areas of interest include presidential and legislative politics, elections and voting behavior, public opinion and polling, American political history, Midwestern swing states, third party politics, and Social Security and health care policy. Dr.

Rudolf Klein

Rudolf Klein is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He has also been a distinguished faculty fellow at the Yale University School of Management. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford where he received an M.A. in Modern History. He is a recipient of the Gibbs Prize in Modern History.

Miriam Laugesen

Miriam Laugesen is assistant professor in the department of health policy and management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Dr. Laugesen completed post-doctoral training in the RAND-UCLA Health Services Training Program and received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Melbourne. She holds an M.A. in political science from Washington University, where she was a Fulbright scholar, and a B.A.

David Lowery

David Lowery is a professor at Pensylvania State University. Previously, he was the Thomas J. Pearsall Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a professor at  the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Dr. Lowery received a B.A. from St. Anselm College in 1974, an M.P.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1976, an M.A.

Julia Lynch

Julia F. Lynch is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. She is the author of Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which was awarded the 2007 prize for the best book on European politics from the American Political Science Association.

Theodore Marmor

Theodore R. Marmor is professor emeritus of public policy and management at the Yale School of Management and Professor Emeritus of Political Science. Theodore (Ted) Marmor's scholarship primarily concerns welfare state politics and policy in North America and Western Europe. He particularly emphasizes the major spending programs, which is reflected in the second edition of The Politics of Medicare (Aldine de Gruyter, 2000) and the book written with colleagues Mashaw and Harvey in the early l990s, America's Misunderstood Welfare State (Basic Books, l992).

Suzanne Mettler

Suzanne Mettler is the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. She studies American political development, public policy, and political behavior, focusing particularly on citizenship, inequality, social welfare policy, student aid policy, and health care policy. Her most recent book is The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (University of Chicago Press).

Kimberly Morgan

Kimberly J. Morgan is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and was a participant in the RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research program at Yale University. She also was a post-doctoral fellow at New York University's Institute for French Studies. Dr. Morgan's main research interests concern the politics of the welfare state in the U.S. and other advanced industrialized countries.